Production draws near for Equatorial Guinea

Zafiro Producer Schedule [16000 bytes] The Swift VLCC tanker undergoes conversion to the Zafiro Producer FPSO at the Port of Galveston, Tex. Units of Mobil Corp. and UMC Petroleum Corp., Houston, are pressing to start Equatorial Guinea's first commercial oil production by the end of third quarter 1996. The historic flow is to come from Zafiro field on 547,000 acre Block B off Bioko Island in the Gulf of Guinea (see map, OGJ, Mar. 27, 1995, p. 24). If all goes as planned, the fast track development plan partners have in place will see Zafiro field on production about 18 months after discovery. Zafiro's production at first will come from eight wells, including four to b...

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